Mounts for Yamaha YZF-R3 Motorcycles

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is one of the company’s best selling motorcycles.  The challenge of mounting anything on this model motorcycle is the lack of a traditional handlebar.  Brands like Harley-Davidson make mounting phones, GPS devices and cameras easy because these have a traditional handlebar with a lot of real estate.  Just pick a well made handlebar mount with a quality holder, attach it to the handlebar and off you go.  Not so with the Yamaha YZF-R3.  So let’s take a look at some options. As I investigated what types of mounts fit the Yamaha YZF-R3, I found it to be … Read more…

Mounts for Suzuki Hayabusa Motorcycles

The Suzuki Hayabusa (or GSX1300R) has been manufactured since 1999. These are categorized as a sport bike and they are known for going really really fast.  Mounting your favorite mobile electronics on these machines is a bit challenging because there is little to none handlebar space to attach anything too.  While handlebar mounts are good for the vast majority of motorcycles, they aren’t going to work well (if at all) on a Suzuki Hayabusa.  No worries though, as there are other locations that can serve the purpose on these bikes. There are two good location on a Hayabusa that make … Read more…

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD Motorcycle and Car Mounts

If you are looking for the best vehicle GPS currently available, the Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD is probably it.  The five-inch 800×480 pixel display is among the best I have seen on a GPS and the ability to do pinch and zoom is a smartphone quality not available on most other personal navigation devices.  This GPS includes all of the features found in a premium GPS including lifetime traffic, bluetooth and voice recognition.  The GPS also includes high definition traffic which is found in most heavily populated areas. We’ll review mounting options in a bit.  Like other Garmin traffic enabled GPS devices, … Read more…

Choosing the Right Cell Phone Motorcycle Mount

I have walked around motorcycle rallies to check out (what else) mounts.  It’s amazing to see what people attach to their bikes and how they do it.  The most popular mounts found on motorcycles are made by RAM.  They make solid mounts which are designed to withstand the vibrations of a motorcycle.  We also see mounts from TechMount and Arkon which are also good mainstream mounts.  Amazingly, I also see iPhones attached with Velcro and twist ties.  That’s right, twist ties.  I often wonder how many phones wind up in the middle on interstate 80 when the twist ties give … Read more…